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What to Know about LEED® Certification

What is LEED® Cerfitication? Run by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the LEED green building program is an environmentally oriented certification program for buildings that stands for ...
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Understanding EPDs

With climate change top of mind, coast to coast legislation is obligating building owners and architects to take a hard look at their building designs. New York City’s Local Law 97 has placed carbon ...
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Clarity on Proper Glass Cleaning

Architectural glass is a durable product that can be maintained in satisfactory condition by regular cleaning using accepted good glass cleaning practices. Glass should be washed at frequent ...
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Codes and Climate Zones

Green Building Codes In the United States, green building strategies that can help reduce energy consumption are increasingly being introduced to traditional building codes. As a result, architects ...
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Biophilia and Glass: Supporting a Connection to Nature

The growing practice of biophilic design in architecture is all about maintaining a connection to nature and light through a building. Because glass is the most popular transparent building material ...
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Stainless Steel Spacers Outperform Foam in Residential Windows

When it comes to windows, homeowners are familiar with the parts of windows they can see, like the glass, the frame and the hardware. However, there are parts of the window inside the glass that play ...
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What is Embodied Carbon?

The significance of balancing operational and embodied carbon continues to grow.
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VacuMax™ Vacuum Insulating Glass (VIG)

With unmatched wall-like insulation performance, VacuMax™ VIG by Vitro is where the window becomes the wall.
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Solarvolt™ BIPV Lites Energize and Enhance Commercial Buildings

In March 2021, Vitro Architectural Glass launched its first ever energy-generating product: Solarvolt™ building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) glass modules. Seamlessly integrated into the building ...
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Glass Options for Enhanced School Safety

With 49 recorded school shootings in 2018 and 2019, according to Education Week, and another 8 in 2020, safety in schools remains a top priority issue in the U.S.